Emerald Ridge High School's Karlee Stueckle, a standout in both soccer and track, is The News Tribune's 2017-18 senior female athlete of the year. She'll attend the University of Washington on a track scholarship.
Fotu Leiato, a Steilacoom High School product who was a junior at the University of Oregon, was found dead near the scene of a car crash in Eugene on Friday morning. Police confirmed the identity of 21-year-old late Friday.
Omaha, Neb. Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport’s biggest stage.
Bonney Lake High School senior Matthew Gretler, The News Tribune's 2018 All-Area baseball player of the year, was inspired by his older brother, Michael, who now stars at Oregon State. Next year, Matthew will also play for the Beavers.
LaBarge, who led Sumner High School to a third-place finish in the state, had an area-leading 61 points despite being the focus of attention. The junior is The News Tribune's 2018 All-Area player of the year.